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5 Guys Named Moe

I’ve been a fan of rhythm & blues and jazz musician Louis Jordan since his records were played for me by my record store co-workers when I was in my early twenties. Songs like Caledonia, Beware, Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Cryin’ and Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie were some of the songs on a double LP collection that was on heavy rotation in our store.  Jordon was known as the King of the Jukebox in the 1940s, and had a string of hits that crossed over to to both black and white audiences. Here is one of my very favorite Louis Jordon songs: Five Guys Named Moe.

1. Moe Howard. Stooge

2. Moe Szyslak. Bartender

3. Mo Ostin. Artist-friendly Record Exec and Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer

4. Moe Greene. Dead Mobster

Mo(ses). Religious leader, lawgiver and prophet

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MANHATTMAN is hosted by Norman Maslov, whose Agence Internationale, represents a small group of wonderful photographers. This blog showcases images from these artists along with scribes about music, films, food, gin martinis and hats. Pontifications from a native San Franciscan and his extended family and friends. So it goes.

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